Last month I began a series on different NYC neighborhoods with a spotlight on Sutton Place. This month I move downtown and west to Greenwich Village, more commonly known simply as “The Village”. The Village evokes strong images linked to its iconic history in literature, politics, philosophy and human rights. This will seriously date me, but my memories take me back to the 1960’s - of walking barefoot in Washington Square Park, breathing in the patchouli in the air and listening to The Lovin’ Spoonful on my transistor radio. My friends and I were too young to go to the funky clubs or bars, but we loved being there just to be part of the scene, and for buying Indian prints, peasant blouses, and supplies of incense.
 
The Village is still a place apart. Bordered by the Hudson River on the west, Houston Street on the South, 14th Street on the North and, officially, University Place on the East, the Village has two distinct parts. The western section, the original “Groenwijk” (Green District) of 17th century New Amsterdam, has an organic layout of streets on diagonals with surprising intersections like West 4th and West 10th Streets which would be impossible anywhere else in the city. The eastern section on the “modern” 19th century grid, is dominated by NYU and Washington Square. Much of the appeal of the Village is its scale, its mostly low-rise architecture consisting of traditional brownstone and brick townhouses, many of which are still single-family homes. The neighborhood is dotted with high rise pre-war coops (notably along lower Fifth Avenue), post-wars, some mid-rises and some new development, especially close to the River and in renovated old printers’ loft buildings. It’s impossible to describe The Village in a few sort paragraphs, so check out Corcoran’s neighborhood pages for The Village and the West Village, and come visit this most walkable of areas in a supremely walkable city!
 
The overall low density combined with the Village’s many charms – shops, independent movie theaters, parks, more than one university, museums and galleries, the inimitable street life and sense of community -- make the Village highly desirable and thus an area in which real estate tends to maintain its value. Sellers command top dollar relative to the city as a whole, but in today's market there are still opportunities for savvy buyers. As of this writing, the median asking price for a Village coop apartment is $1.23 million, while the median condo, fueled by high-end new development, packs a $5 million wallop. For this issue, I’m featuring two Village properties on the lower sides of their typical ranges, both of them with outdoor space which is so sought-after by full- and part-time New Yorkers alike. Take a look!
COUNTRY GIRL IN THE CITY
MANHATTAN  |  FEBRUARY 2019
Last month I began a series on different NYC neighborhoods with a spotlight on Sutton Place. This month I move downtown and west to Greenwich Village, more commonly known simply as “The Village”. The Village evokes strong images linked to its iconic history in literature, politics, philosophy and human rights. This will seriously date me, but my memories take me back to the 1960’s - of walking barefoot in Washington Square Park, breathing in the patchouli in the air and listening to The Lovin’ Spoonful on my transistor radio. My friends and I were too young to go to the funky clubs or bars, but we loved being there just to be part of the scene, and for buying Indian prints, peasant blouses, and supplies of incense.
 
The Village is still a place apart. Bordered by the Hudson River on the west, Houston Street on the South, 14th Street on the North and, officially, University Place on the East, the Village has two distinct parts. The western section, the original “Groenwijk” (Green District) of 17th century New Amsterdam, has an organic layout of streets on diagonals with surprising intersections like West 4th and West 10th Streets which would be impossible anywhere else in the city. The eastern section on the “modern” 19th century grid, is dominated by NYU and Washington Square. Much of the appeal of the Village is its scale, its mostly low-rise architecture consisting of traditional brownstone and brick townhouses, many of which are still single-family homes. The neighborhood is dotted with high rise pre-war coops (notably along lower Fifth Avenue), post-wars, some mid-rises and some new development, especially close to the River and in renovated old printers’ loft buildings. It’s impossible to describe The Village in a few sort paragraphs, so check out Corcoran’s neighborhood pages for The Village and the West Village, and come visit this most walkable of areas in a supremely walkable city!
 
The overall low density combined with the Village’s many charms – shops, independent movie theaters, parks, more than one university, museums and galleries, the inimitable street life and sense of community -- make the Village highly desirable and thus an area in which real estate tends to maintain its value. Sellers command top dollar relative to the city as a whole, but in today's market there are still opportunities for savvy buyers. As of this writing, the median asking price for a Village coop apartment is $1.23 million, while the median condo, fueled by high-end new development, packs a $5 million wallop. For this issue, I’m featuring two Village properties on the lower sides of their typical ranges, both of them with outdoor space which is so sought-after by full- and part-time New Yorkers alike. Take a look!

Robin J Roy, MBA

On the market
77 East 12th Street, 2K
Ellen Raines Martin in our Village Office has lowered the price on this cozy one-bedroom around the corner from the famed Strand Bookstore and steps from Union Square. In a friendly, full-service building, this co-op apartment boasts a private outdoor patio with room for a dining table, grill and plenty of greenery. Great closets and new kitchen appliances complete the picture. Consider it as an investment for your NYU, New School, Parsons, Cooper Union or Cardozo Law School student or as your own pied-a-terre just a stroll away from the Public Theater, the shops and galleries of Soho, bucolic Gramercy Park and restaurant heaven in the Flatiron District!

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366 West 11th Street, 1E
From our Chelsea Office, Steve Millhollon is listing this two-bed, two-bath condo in the West Village only steps from the Hudson River Greenway.  Combining the privacy of townhouse-like living with the convenience of a full-service doorman building, this apartment is a duplex with its own generous outdoor space (Scroll down to see the picture!) Just a few blocks north to the Whitney and the entrance to the High Line, a few blocks south to the Christopher Street subway station, and surrounded by some of the city's best restaurants. When you're tired of your garden oasis, take the elevator up to enjoy the fabulous views from the roofdeck!

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Market news
Want to own a Corcoran office? You'll need at least $153K
This fall, Corcoran announced it would franchise its name as it seeks to expand to "global megacities" and leisure markets starting with Miami! Corcoran is currently projecting 22 new offices in 2019.
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Ready to Remodel? These Home Renovations Will Pay Off the Most (and the Least) in 2019
New year, new home renovations? Whether you're getting ready to transform your entire kitchen into a farmhouse-chic dream (hello, shiplap and apron sink!) or maybe just adding some new wood floor for the foyer, it pays to know what kind of return on investment your home renovation might deliver.
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As New York's Real Estate Market Cools, Brooklyn Neighborhoods Stay Hot for Buyers and Renters
Strong demand is keeping prices perched at lofty levels — and rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods are slowly transforming areas that were once dominated by working class residents.
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My New York
NYC Restaurant Week
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Celebrate the Asian Lunar New Year in Manhattan
You can participate in the festivities in many places around New York City.
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The Westminster Dog Show guide
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February Fashion Week
Events you can actually attend.
Check out some Fashion week events open to the public!

The Society Fashion Show – February 7th – February 10th
The Roosevelt Hotel

Six Summit Gallery Fashion Show – February 8th – February 11th

BREAK NYFW Show – February 9th
A/D/O Brooklyn

TOMBOGO NYFW 2019 Presentation Show – February 10th
172 Allen St New York, New York 10002
Robin J Roy, MBA
Robin J Roy, MBA
Lic. as Robin J Roy
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
(212) 360-2292 (O)  |  (914) 729-4256 (M)
Robin.Roy@corcoran.com
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